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Overboard (1987)

A cruel and beautiful heiress mocks and cheats over a hired carpenter. When she gets amnesia, he decides to introduce her to working-class life by convincing her they're husband and wife.

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Joanna / Annie
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Billy Pratt (as Michael Hagerty)
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Dr. Norman Korman (as Harvey Alan Miller)
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Elk Cove: Wilbur Budd
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Storyline

Rich bitch Joanna hires country carpenter Dean to build a closet on her yacht. When the two don't see eye-to-eye, Dean is left unpaid while Joanna sets sail. The following day, Joanna is fished out of the sea, after falling overboard, suffering from amnesia. Dean sees a neat way to regain the money she owes him... he tells her she's his wife; that way Dean gets a free housekeeper and mother for his four kids. Written by Rob Hartill

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Comedy | Romance

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16 December 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Yli laidan  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$1,880,006 (USA) (20 December 1987)

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$26,713,187 (USA)
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Trivia

The plot was influenced by the Italian movie Travolti da un insolito destino nell'azzurro mare d'agosto (1974).. See more »

Goofs

When Annie is making the kids sandwiches for school the miracle whip jar lid is off, and then on and off again. See more »

Quotes

Edith Mintz: [from her NYC penthouse] ... Joanna, why do you care what some carpenter from Elk Snout thinks of you?
Joanna Stayton/Annie Proffitt: I'm surely just premenstrual.
Edith Mintz: Then you must go right back to bed for at least two days...
[to her maid, who's been feeding Edith's small dog]
Edith Mintz: ...Inga! You don't shove the food down Shitake's throat. You place it on her tongue. Don't they have dogs in Sweden?
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Referenced in Happy Endings: Fowl Play/Date (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

SHOT DOWN IN HOT BLOOD
Performed by The Wright Brothers
Courtesy of Cross Key Publishin Co., Inc. (ASCAP)/ Tree Int'l. Co., Inc. (BMI)/O'Lyric Music (BMI)
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Wonderful and delightful movie.
4 March 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Overboard is a wonderful and delightful movie. Every aspect of this story is entertaining. Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell and Edward Herrmann turn in great performances. But what bolsters this movie is the story about how a vain, selfish and spoiled woman undergoes a major transformation and in the process emerges as truly beautiful, not only physically but spiritually as well. The movie also has its share of amusing scenes, and in many respects it is a farce, but it's a lot more than that - it is statement about home, family, devotion and love. The movie shows the spiritual emptiness of conspicuous materialism and the shallowness associated with unfettered consumption. This is is not to say that the movie is anti-wealth because it isn't. Rather, it is an amusing foray into the quirkiness of relationships and how people with seemingly nothing in common can form strong personal bonds.


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